Expert Tips to Help You Drive Safely in the Rain

While spring and summer showers can be refreshing, they also cause wet pavement that can pose a risk to drivers. However, you can use our expert tips to help you maintain control when the roads are wet.

It is always helpful to have your headlights, taillights, brake lights, and turn signals checked routinely. This will ensure that you are visible to other motorists in rainy weather. In addition, having the inflation and tread depth of your tires checked regularly can help your tires maintain traction on wet pavement.

You should also avoid cruise control, slow down, and leave more following room between you and the vehicle ahead of yours when it's raining. Although cruise control is a handy feature on dry pavement, it can increase your risk of losing control if hydroplaning occurs. Driving slowly on wet pavement will also reduce the chances of hydroplaning. Furthermore, slamming on the brakes can cause your tires to skid, so always leave enough room to brake smoothly and safely.

 

 

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